Summaries of questions about gout medications to avoid gout by lowering uric acid. These drugs are normally referred to as Urate Lowering Therapy/Treatment (ULT).
There are specific pages for each of these ULT gout medications:
Note that some questions about specific drugs, e.g. Is allopurinol a lifetime drug? apply to all types of ULT. Where possible, I will summarize those questions on this page. Similarly, some questions are about comparisons between one or more type of ULT, and I include these on this general page. However, it pays to review all the specific gout medication questions as well as, as well as those here, to get a complete picture.
- Are urate lowering treatments lifetime gout medications?
- Often asked about allopurinol, but applying to all ULT. The question is often answered with a ‘Yes’, but this is lazy. See why the answer is ‘Probably not’ in Is Allopurinol A Lifetime Drug?
- What Is Narcaricin?
- Narcaricin (often called Narcaricin Mite) is the German brand name for benzbromarone. Articles about benzbromarone are limited as it has been withdrawn in the USA due to safety fears.